BRIGADIER GENERAL REPRIMANDED AT DUGWAY
PROVING GROUNDS (UTAH) - WILLIAM KING FIRED
AFTER ARMY INVESTIGATION FINDS MISHANDLING
OF LIVE ANTHRAX SPORES SENT TO LABS IN ALL 50
STATES - "NO DANGER TO PUBLIC," PENTAGON
SAYS - BESIDES FLAG OFFICER, SEVERAL CIVILIANS
DEMOTED, SUSPENDED, OR LOST SUPERVISORY
POSITIONS AT KEY CHEMICAL TESTING FACILITY

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GEN WILLIAM KINGA one-star general and commander of the Army's Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah has been fired.

William King got his walking papers after an investigation found he allegedly bungled the handling of live Anthrax spores, sent from the chemical facility to laboratories in all 50 states over the past few years.

The Pentagon insists that "at no time" was the public in any danger. Yeah, right. We seem to remember reading in our files about a 1968 incident at Dugway, where more than 4000 sheep died from the faulty release of chemical agents in grazing areas close by the base. The Army dodged a bullet back then, because if the nerve agents had been let loose in any populated areas, you'd have had a pile of dead Americans in the streets.

"TRIED TO DEFLECT BLAME" FROM HIMSELF

While the written reprimand in his files kills his career and prevents King from further promotion, the brigadier will still laugh all the way to the bank. He gets to retire at 29 years, or at three quarters of the active duty pay he's getting right now.

King got a mere slap-on-the-wrist for what Army flak, LTC Jennifer Johnson, called a "failure to mitigate lapses in security and protocol while serving as commanding officer" at the proving grounds. The Center for Disease Control also said the general "repeatedly tried to deflect blame" from himself "and minimized the severity of the incidents."

Oh, my God! You mean generals do such things as that? Try and cover their ass when they screw up. We are shocked, absolutely shocked we say, to entertain such a thought as that.

The chastened chemical officer came to Dugway in 2009 and was promoted to general the following year. He is a 1987 graduate of the University of Richmond in Virginia.

 

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